Decent work and the quality of work and employment

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Author: Green, Francis


This review examines the concept of the quality of work and employment (QWE), including both 'Decent Work' and the narrower concept of 'job quality'. The key axiom is that 'quality' relates to the extent and manner in which working conditions meet people's needs from work. The review emphasises the multi-disciplinary nature of the topic. It discusses the concept's objective character, its relationship with well-being, and its link with productivity. Important measurement issues are considered, including cost, international comparability, the choice of how many indices, the treatment of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Quality; Outcomes; Research

Keywords: Literature review; Quality of working life; Working conditions; Conditions of employment; Work environment; Wellbeing; Job satisfaction; Employment security; Job skill; Wage; Productivity; Measurement; Trend; Policy implications; Research needs

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Essen, Germany: Global Labor Organization (GLO), 2021

Physical description: 33 p.

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Series: GLO discussion paper series; no. 817

Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/TNC 146.722

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